An impressive Karl Thieme of Dresden, Corinthian column, antique lamp of architectural form. This is a tall, beautifully decorated purpose made lamp standing 24.5"/ 62cm high to the lamp holder.
The lamp base composed of a trefoil, double stepped base, with lions' paw feet, this in turn supporting a classical, acanthus leaf base to the column. The tall gilded column, terminating in a Corinthian capital. The column gilded to emulate the fluting of a classic Corinthian column. The lamp shown with a pleated, ashes of roses, silk shade suggestion.
The decoration suspended from a large violet silk bow with an oval shaped wreath, the wreath composed of well-painted flower heads and foliage in bright polychrome enamels. The lamp beautifully gilded with flower painting of fine quality.
This ornate and impressively decorated Dresden porcelain lamp shows the renowned quality of 19th century Dresden painting and gilding. Karl Thieme was one of the most outstanding of the Dresden porcelain makers and decorators.
Frederick Augustus III - Circa 1910
Overall height (including shade) 32"/81cm approx
The lamp shade shown is for photography purposes only.